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It's Raining (songs about rain)

Azizi 24 Jun 08 - 07:58 AM
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Piers Plowman 24 Jun 08 - 08:46 AM
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Azizi 24 Jun 08 - 09:48 AM
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Les from Hull 24 Jun 08 - 11:07 AM
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Subject: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 07:58 AM

It's raining men...

Nope.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWwyjmSbJPs&feature=related
Weather Girls' video


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:00 AM

It's raining McCain.

Nope, thank goodness.

**

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaP9eiWuX3s
McCain Girls' video


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:09 AM

Is it still raining where you are?

In no way do I want to minimize the global warming catastrophe that many folks in the Midwestern United States and elsewhere are experiencing now.

But, as a means of lightening up moods on a rainy, dreary looking day, I'm wondering how you would complete the sentence "It's raining..."?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:12 AM

It's raining It's puring
The old man is snoring.
Bumped his head and
He went to bed
And he couldn't get up in the morning


Rivers flood - not sure we can blame this one on global warming.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:12 AM

Well, I guess there's a ton of references to songs that could be added to make this thread belong above the line, though I really meant it to be a BS thread.

Either place will do.

But can you stop the rain?!


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:14 AM

Sinsull, I've often wondered [though I confess that I've not lost any sleep over it[, but who is "the old man" in that rhyme you quoted?

Is that a reference to God? And is "snoring" in that line a reference to thunder?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:19 AM

In my heart
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:23 AM

Here's a link to the Peabo Bryson R&B hit, "Can You Stop The Rain?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBiQV4ofpHw

**

Yes, so it's not folk music. But there's some lines of that song that are relevant to the theme of this thread:

Can you stop the rain from fallin?
Won't you chase my cloud away?
I'd give anything to see the sun again...

So now, maybe these song references make this a >i>legitimate music thread, instead of an illegitimate music thread.
{Who's your Daddy, little thread?}

Nevermind.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:33 AM

It's still early and there's already a html command mistake and several typos or misspelled words in this thread.

But, it's all good. After all, The sun will come out "Tomorrow"
[At least, that's what the song says]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnjkb4q6FKU
video collage of Broadway show "Annie"/"Tomorrow"


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:43 AM

It's raining, raining in my heart (circa 1960, forget the artist)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Piers Plowman
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:46 AM

Yes, but what I want to know is have you ever seen the rain,
coming down on a sunny day?

And don't rain on my parade.

And isn't it a lovely day to be caught in the rain?

And in France, il pleut.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:52 AM

Thanks to all who have thus far posted to this wanna be music thread.
Keep those posts coming!

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Piers Plowman, I was thinking of the saying "Don't rain on my parade."

And I was actually part of a parade one time. But it didn't rain.

I'm glad about that.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:11 AM

you can stand under my umberella, I dont need it cos it's sunny here :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:12 AM

sorry for the very flimsy reference to an R&B track... I was put on the spot lol


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:14 AM

a rainy night in Georgia It seems like it's rainin' all over the world.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: jeffp
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:19 AM

And I wonder
Still I wonder
Who'll stop the rain?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 09:48 AM

These lyrics keep goin round & round in my head since I started this thread-Yeah I know it's my own fault. Does anyone know which song they come from?

River looks dark with the shadows on it.
Mighty black clouds in the sky above.
Still I ain't 'fraid of the rain, doggone it.
River and rain are the things I love.

Rain fall down on me.
I'm as happy as I can be...

-snip-

I learned this song in junior high school music class. I vaguely recall somebody posted it on another Mudcat thread and mentioning that it was a Blues song. It woulda been too much like right for my teacher to tell us students that that song was Blues. But maybe he didn't know. Teaching the Blues in American public schools in the early to mid 1960s? It never happened and still probably isn't happening today.

But that's a whole 'nuther story.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Newport Boy
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:19 AM

"What have they done to the rain?" - Malvina Reynolds

Phil


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Flash Company
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:40 AM

Perhaps the way to complete the sentence in the UK is 'If it's raining , it must be Glastonbury!'

FC


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Les from Hull
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:07 AM

It's reigning Elizabeth II over here!

Rain


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S RAINING (Neville, Toussaint)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:15 AM

IT'S RAINING
(Naomi Neville / Allen Toussaint)

Irma Thomas

Also recorded by:
Lou Ann Barton; The Boogie Kings; Dee Clark; The Detroit Cobras;
Freddy Fender; Eleni Mandell; Shakin' Stevens; Jennifer Warnes;
Marva Wright.

Drip drop
Drip drop
Drip drop
Drip drop

It's raining so hard
Looks like it's gonna rain all night
And this is the time
I'd love to be holding you tight
But I guess I'll have to accept
The fact that you're not here
I wish the rain would hurry up
And end, my dear

It's raining so hard
It's really coming down
Sittin' by my window
Watching the rain fall to the ground
This is the time
I'd love to be holding you tight
But I guess I'll just go crazy tonight

It's raining so hard
It brings back memories
Of the time
That you were here with me
Counting every drop
About to lose my top
I wish the rain would hurry up and stop

I've got the blues so bad
I can hardly catch my breath
The harder it rains
The worse it gets
This is the time
I'd love to be holding you tight
But I guess I'll just go crazy tonight

Drip drop
Drip drop
Drip drop..


There are at least two YouTube clips of Irma performing this great New Orleans classic:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux_gtThFiE0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-w9_RLOnmg


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:18 AM

I'll do my crying in the rain.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:19 AM

I've seen fire and I've seen rain


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:19 AM

It ain't gonna rain no more no more
It ain't gonna rain no more
How in the heck did it get this wet?
It ain't gonna rain no more.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:54 AM

The sky is crying
Look at the tears roll down the street
                         Elmore James


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAIN (Jose Feliciano)
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:39 PM

Artist - Jose Feliciano

Album - Light My Fire

Lyrics - RAIN


Listen to the pouring rain
Listen to it pour,
And with every drop of rain
You know I love you more

Let it rain all night long,
Let my love for you go strong,
As long as we're together
Who cares about the weather?

Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it fall,
And with every drop of rain,
I can hear you call,
Call my name right out loud,
I can here above the clouds
And I'm here among the puddles,
You and I together huddle.

Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it fall.

It's raining,
It's pouring,
The old man is snoring,
Went to bad
And bumped his head,
He couldn't get up in the morning,

Listen to the falling rain,
listen to the rain


Sorry, i like reggae songs and I remembered this one :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 12:58 PM

And I like children's rhymes.

Here's one with only two lines-that I can remember anyway:

Rain rain go away.
Little Azizi* wants to play.


[I guess that means {go outside} to play. I wasn't allowed to go outside and play when it was raining].

* substitute any child's name. As for the use of my name, well, I'm a child at heart.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:05 PM

I remember it as Rain Rain go away, come again on washing day or something like that but on googlin it it came up as;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_Rain_Go_Away


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:15 PM

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
Telling me just what a fool I've been
I wish that I could ......
And let me be alone again.

Rain won't you tell her that I love her so
..........so she won't go

I can't rememeber the artist's name or any more of the lyrics, but I can clearly hear the tune and the tinkly bell-like intrumental part... From top-40 pop radio, mid-to-late 1960s, is my guess.

The lyrics on the fade-out are "pitter-patter pitter-patter, whoa..."


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:20 PM

Not that it matters all that much, but that children's rhyme I posted works best for two syllable names.

So it would be "little Zizi wants to play"...

That was bothering me. I feel better now.

:o)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 01:37 PM

Thanks, Houston, for correcting that rhyme.

I haven't looked at the wikipedia page yet, but what you wrote helped jump start my memory.

Here's really how I used to say that rain rain go away rhyme:

Rain rain go away
Come again some other day.
Rain rain go away.
Little Zizi wants to play.

-snip-

Of course, my name wasn't Zizi when I was a child. But how I got that name is also a whole 'nuther story.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:50 PM

It was 'The Cascades' who recorded it first I believe... I went to do a google lyrics search for it and retrieved this link 'The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Falling Rain'

It was covered by Jason Donovan but I personally don't think he did it justice :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 02:55 PM

Sorry PoppaGator, seems to have errors on the HTML in this thread, I'll give it another go 'The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Falling Rain'

oops, it was my fault... I missed the f out of 'a href' :S my bad should work now :D


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 03:23 PM

Thanks, Mr Problem ~ The Cascades, indeed!

Not folk music, but a very nice song nevertheless.

There sure are a lot of songs about rain, aren't there? The Irma Thomas recording I mentioned abovce is one of the few, if not the only one, whose title exactly coincides with this thread title, "It's Raining."

Just thought of another good one; I trust I'm not repeating something already mentioned:

I Can't Stand the Rain

Female R&B singer; I'm thinking Betty Everett, but I believe I'm wrong about that...


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,cStu
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 03:40 PM

Can't Stand the Rain was ann peebles I believe - an amazing record - so simple

The Darts did a song called It's Raining in 1978


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:01 PM

I don't think anyone's mentioned this song yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PscogedAWTI

Eurythmics-Here Comes The Rain Again

**

Unfortunately, the McCain Girls made a parody {a serious?} political called "Here Comes McCain Again". Here's a link to that video*

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/08/mccain-music-video-here-c_n_95609.html


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:11 PM

I left out the word video in that sentence, and then left off the comment that I was going to add with the asterisk.

The comment was that for some reason, I can't find the "Here Comes McCain Again" on the YouTube site itself. I wonder if the Eurythemics put a halt to the McCain Girls' use of that song and the video, which so obviously is based on that pop group's work. But the McCain Girls' song "It's Raining McCain" is also based on the Weather Girls' song a previously recorded song, and the McCain Girls' video borrows heavily from the Weather Girls' video. So ??

Btw, I understand that the McCain Girls' have also made a McCain political video called "Brainiac" {I presume it's based on the pop song "Maniac". I haven't seen that video yet, and given its' title, I presume it doesn't have anything to do with rain {or McCain}.

But, again, that's a whole 'nuther story.

:o)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 04:57 PM

Hard Rain's a gonna fall


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 10:40 PM

Hey Rain

A favorite in Australian folk clubs, especially during wet weather, but I can't find the lyrics at the Digital Tradition, nor elsewhere on the web.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 11:52 PM

The Google Ads showing below this message box are "Little Willie Foster Rainy Day Blues" and "It's Raining Cats And Dogs".

So being curious, I decide to click on the Little Willie Foster hyperlink. That led me to http://www.pandora.com/?tc=x-036823-0035-1149&?searchFilter=artist&search=Little+Willie+Foster

This radio station plays music based on your "stated" or re-stated interest. Which is interesting. But my question is how in the world does Google Ads do that anyway? And how did Pandora know that I clicked on a Blues song? Oh, no! Big Brother is definitely watching!

But in spite of being slightly paranoid {"Slightly" Ha!}, I decided to stick around that radio link for a while and see what I could see {change that to "hear what I could hear"}.

Apparently that radio station didn't have any Little Willie Foster, though its ad said it did. Instead, that station played two songs by Sunnyland Slim {sorry I'm having a senior moment and I can't remember the names of those songs though I liked them a lot}. Then the station played Brownie McGhee's "Lover" {to Ease My Worried Mind} followed by "New Jail House Blues" by Sonny Williamson. And then I heard "Go Back To The Country by Bill "Jazz" Gillium [this one was my least favorite so far, but it still wasn't bad, with "bad" here meaning it was alright].

Though that radio station initially didn't give me what I didn't know that I wanted [that Little Willie Foster song], I was still impressed. I had just about decided to sign up with that station when in mid "stream", it cut off the song I was listening to {whose name & artist I can't remember}, and asked me to register for free continual listening. So I took the bait and signed up. Unfortunately, it turns out that this radio station is only for US residents. That works for me, but doesn't work for every Mudcat member and guests. That's a downer.

Sorry all of you non-UnitedStater guys and gals.

Anyway, I'm still listening to the station, but decided to check out that other hyperlink. That link led to a page that advertised cat and dog products, and dog training schools. Since I don't have any cats or dogs, I'm not interested. If you have cats and dogs, I figure you already have those products and since your a Mudcat member or Mudcat visitor, your dog is bound to be exceptional and well behaved. So I'm not going to include that hyperlink.

I guess I should say Thank you, Google for hipping me to that radio station. ["Thank you Google"]

I figure one out of two hyperlinks which led to something I'm interested in ain't bad.

{"Bad" here means it's good]

I'm aware that this post only tangentially has anything to do with rain. But that's not my fault.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: pavane
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:02 AM

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, by Bob Dylan

(BTW Raining in my Heart was Buddy Holly, of course)

The rain gets a good mention in some versions of Clerk Saunders, too


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:57 AM

Well, will wonders never cease!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

This is a oblique way of saying that I woke up this mornin and it's not raining!. "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood" is also a reference to a long running children's television program that was/is based in my adopted hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Roger's Neighborhood is the name of that program.

I've read that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has more rainy days per year than any other US city, except, maybe Seattle, Washington. I gather from reading Flash Company's 24 Jun 08 - 10:40 AM post that Glastonbury in the UK also has a lot of rainy days.

I'm curious, where is Glastonbury in relation to London,or some other part of the UK that a geographically challenged American like me would probably have heard of?

Thanks in advance for that info.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 08:00 AM

Joni Mitchell - 'Eastern Rain' ?


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Subject: Lyr Add: RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA (Tony Joe White)
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 08:12 AM

And continuing with a geography sub-theme, is it true that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain?

[I'm just kidding with that one, though maybe that song line was based on a true statement]

Also, I don't think that anyone has mentioned this song yet:

RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA

Hoverin' by my suitcase
Tryin' to find a warm place to spend the night
Heavy rain a-fallin'
Seem to hear your voice callin', It's all right

Rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
I feel like it's rainin', rainin' all over the world

Neon signs a-flashin'
Taxi cabs and buses passin' in the night
A distant moanin' of a train
Seems to play a sad refrain through the night

Rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
I feel like it's rainin', rainin' all over the world

I find me a place in a box car
So I take out my guitar to pass some time
Late at night it's hard to rest
I hold your picture to my chest
I feel fine

Rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
And I feel like it's rainin' all over the world

-snip-

I know this song is associated with Brook Benton {He had a big hit with this song in 1970}. But I'm not sure who wrote it.

**

Here's a link to a YouTube video of Brook Benton singing this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr5djzzeA3M
Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia (live 1982)


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: fat B****rd
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 01:41 PM

John Hiatt "It Feels Like Rain" also done wondefully by Aaron Neville.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (I'm Singing And Deranged)
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 06:20 PM

Is the rain of terror truly upon us? Or shall we, like the Eensy-Weensy Spider, rise again? If Ma was Rainey, was the Prince of Monaco Rainier? Does The Rain In Spain fall mainly down the drain? Where do the Everlys cry during a drought?

Anyway, after me, the deluge.....

Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927"

Bessie Smith's "Backwater Blues"

The Dillards' cover of "The Rainmaker" (Harry Nilsson?)

"Galveston Flood", "Mighty Day"

"Mr. Noah" as sung by Dave Van Ronk




Less severe, (the two tier system).....

"And It Stoned Me" by Van Morrison


"Light Rain" by Taj Mahal


"Drip Drop" by The Drifters (Revived nicely by the Persuasions)

"Stormy Weather" by Lena Horne (Or do you prefer Bob Roberts on a folkie site).

"I Wish It Would Rain" by The Temptations








.....Lastly, the hit version of "I can't Stand The Rain" was by Ann Peebles, not Betty Everett.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 06:26 PM

Severn, mad props for your comments and for your list of rainy songs.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining (Up for arraignment)
From: Severn
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:06 PM

Thanks. I've worked a bit backstage and have seen my share of mad props.



On second thought, "Didn't It Rain" by Mahalia Jackson or "Noah" sung by the likes of, say, The Fairfield Four" might make even better deluge songs. Or at least more threatening ones.

.....(And, after Noah, Joan and their Ark Of Triumph, do you find it as I do much harder to relate to Adam & Eve, even on my mother's side?)









So, if Claude Rains, is it still visible?


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 07:54 PM

LOL!

Severn, I'm sure that you knew that "mad props" meant that I was congratulating you on your word play and on your list. But I made that hyperlink in case others didn't know what that phrase meant.


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Subject: RE: It's Raining
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 08:54 PM

It Never Rains In California...

but it sure does in Ireland though. Reminds me of my favourite Flanders & Swann verse:

In July
The sun is hot.
Is it shining?
No, it's not.


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